FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 28, 2015
JAMESTOWN, N.C. — The Guilford Technical Community College Model United Nations team recently competed at the Carolina Crisis Training Conference on September 19 in Chapel Hill, NC. The crisis focused on the Second Peloponnesian War and each delegate took on the role of a historic figure who participated in the politics, military, or culture of the time in either Sparta or Athens. The conference was hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
GTCC competed against delegates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Elon University, who are both nationally-ranked top 50 Model UN teams. GTCC student, Lindsay Pendleton of High Point, received the Honorable Delegate Award for his work as the character Agis in the Spartan delegation.
“It is wonderful to see Lindsay receive recognition for all of his preparation and hard work in the Spartan delegation,” said Matthew DeSantis, assistant professor of political science at GTCC and Model UN team faculty advisor. “Having the opportunity to compete against two outstanding Model UN delegations is great preparation for our students as they get ready for their next competition in November.”
On Nov. 19-21, the GTCC Model United Nations team will compete at the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) conference in Atlanta, Ga., where the team will be representing the countries of Ecuador and Croatia.
Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.